Sunday, September 02, 2007

Zucchini Bread

This is a moist and flavorful bread and one way to use that zucchini.

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

optional: 1//2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins or currants

Preheat oven to 30 degrees F. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars and mix well until completely blended.

Add eggs one a at time, beating well after each addition.

Add zucchini, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.


Add flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice to the batter until combined. Stir in the nuts and raisins or currants if desired.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Zunchini Bread

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